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What does Bishop mean?

Bishop Pronunciation of Bishop [bish-op] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Bishop is "bishop". Probably originally meant "one serving the bishop", or "bishop's man".

Associated with: old english.


Bishop has 1 variant: Bishopp.

Creative forms:
(male) Bachop, Bishar, ..

(female) Bishta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bishop Russell (B.R.), ..

How popular is Bishop?

Bishop is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#238 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Bishop reached its top rank of #635 in the U.S. in the 1890s, and is currently at #989. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bishop name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bishop outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Bascom, Bingo, Binh, Biron, Boston, Bristol, Bristow, Jessop and Rishon. Like Bishop, these names are not commonly used.

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